Ah, to be a fashion editor at Marie Claire! The photo shoots! So global! Recently, they've been in Bhutan, Italy, and, um, a trailer park. For the April issue, the magazine booked a trip to Vietnam, to shoot spring neutrals. The photographs, by Richard Mazzucco, are absolutely gorgeous, but just a wee bit somber. Well, it is Vietnam, right? On the one hand, arranging a photo shoot there means bringing money into the economy. On the other hand, the average yearly per capita income (around $726) is less than a Donna Karan skirt. Why did the editors pick this location for a shoot? "The simple grandeur of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay seems a fitting backdrop to fashion's elegant minimalism: soft-edge architectural shapes in textured silks and barely there colors. Very zen." Dreamy images of rocks, water and a $1,900 skirt, after the jump.
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